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For Immediate Release:
March 04, 2014
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Olga Vega
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Miami-Dade County Commission condemns Venezuelan government


(MIAMI) – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today adopted a resolution to strongly condemn the Venezuelan government’s ongoing human rights abuses and use of violence and intimidation against its political opposition.

The resolution, which was co-prime sponsored by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, also expresses its support for those Venezuelans who are valiantly fighting to restore their nation to a peaceful and democratic state and urges the U.S. federal government to take immediate diplomatic action to help restore democracy in Venezuela.

“It’s very sad to see what is taking place in Venezuela at this time. People are in peril for their life simply because of their belief in freedom,” Commissioner Diaz said. “We can’t sit by while this is happening so close to our shores and impacting so many of our residents and their loved ones. Enough is enough.”

“This is an issue of human rights,” added Chairwoman Sosa. “We have to stand with those who are fighting for democracy and liberty.”